Another Wrangell resident has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials announced Sunday evening. This brings the known active case count on the island to five, as two previously active cases recovered over the weekend.
Wrangell officials announced that the case was identified through airport testing. But since airport testing is available to both travelers and Wrangellites during jet arrivals, the case is not explicitly travel-related.
Also Sunday, Wrangell Public Schools announced that a recent case was in Stikine Middle School. Classes have not been disrupted, the district said.
That is the third case of COVID-19 announced in the schools since the beginning of the month. To date, there has been a case identified in each of the three schools.
Wrangell has reported 44 cases of COVID since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.
Officials are asking community members to mask up, social distance, and stay home if exhibiting symptoms.
Free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available to the community every day at the airport during jet arrivals (around 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.).
Wrangellites who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have other COVID-related questions can call SEARHC’s COVID-19 hotline at (907) 966-8799.
Registration is open to all people in Wrangell over the age of 16 who want to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Sign up at covid19.searhc.org. You’ll be emailed when an appointment slot is available.
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